Metalwork

Production Photo

Production Photo

Pirate King Sword Hilt

Pirate King Sword Hilt

Frederick's Sword Hilt

Frederick's Sword Hilt

Frederick's Sword

Frederick's Sword

Fredrick's Sword

Fredrick's Sword

Pirate King Sword Finished

Pirate King Sword Finished

Pirate Sword Production Photo

Pirate Sword Production Photo

Pirate  King Sword

Pirates of Penzance

Western Washington University 2011

Scenic Designer: J Wiese

Prop Master: Liz Hastings

  • Steampunk high concept

  • Built out of an assortment of parts including part of a motorcycle, a bicycle, and a projector.

  • Blades made out of flat steel

  • Both sword made with motorcycle handle hilts

  • Pirate King Sword had to have holes bored into it to lighten up the weight.

  • Pirate King Sword had EL wire attached to the edge so it lit up. 

Finished Cattle Prod
Cattle Prod & Reference
Cattle Prod & Reference

Branding Iron

9 to 5

Stages St. Louis 2017

Scenic Designer: James Wolk 

Prop Master: Rai Feltman

  • Had to base the brand off of an embroidery from the costume shop.

  • Made out of a steel dowel, flat steel, and steel pipe. Welded together with a MIG welder. 

  • Cleaned up with a dremel and a grinder

  • Spray painted over top to "look hot". 

Finished Nature Sword
Nature Sword Hilt
Nature Sword Hilt
Finished Nature Sword
Finished Nature Sword
Finished Nature Sword
Finished Nature Sword
Finished Nature Sword
Finished Nature Sword

Nature Sword Hilt

Steel Class

Ohio University 2016

Professor: Tom Fiocchi

  • Only the hilt, blade and handle made by a different artisan. 

  • Steel rods welded together and heated to a bend.

  • Twisted rod made by welding ends together and heated to twist around each other. 

  • Grinded, dremeled, and filled down. And then polished on a wheel.

Finished Desk
Desk Base
Drafting for Desk
Finished Desk
Finished Desk

Steve's Desk

Welding Class

Ohio University 2016

Professor: Dan Denahart

  • Side arches heated and hand bent to a jig.

  • Sides put in a jig and welded with a combination of MIG and Stick welds. 

  • Grinded down, dremeled in the tight places, and then polished with a flap wheel. 

© 2015 - 2018 by Liz Hastings